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Wagner's Prigozhin listed as passenger in deadly jet crash

Update : 24 Aug 2023, 01:15

A private jet crash in Russia has killed 10, and mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list, according to Russian authorities.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the mercenary Wagner Group, was on the passenger list of a business jet that crashed in Russia on Wednesday, according to Russian aviation authorities.

All 10 people on board — including three crew members — were killed in the crash. Eight bodies were found at the crash site following the first investigations, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported.

It was not immediately clear if Prigozhin was indeed on the plane at the time. Unconfirmed reports said the jet belonged to the Wagner chief.

"An investigation has been launched into the Embraer plane crash that occurred tonight in the Tver region. According to the passenger list, among them is the name and surname of Yevgeny Prigozhin," said Rosaviatsia, the Russian civil aviation authority.

The jet was reportedly en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg when it crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino in Tver, a region over 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of the Russian capital.


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